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 Posted: Thu Oct 24th, 2019 09:14 pm
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'18-'19 POTY, 1st Ballot HOFer

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tamalie wrote: Heenan Fan wrote: Thanks for the posts bpick. The fact that the XFL Championship Game is on ESPN and not on Fox or ABC is major bush league in my opinion.
I'd have said that at one time, but the idea an event isn't big league if it's on cable went away a long time ago. The networks have slightly more reach, but it's not like it was. The CFP and Final Four have been on cable and done fine. The XFL is aiming at a niche audience anyway. The people who really want to see it, will find it.
I'm guessing that ESPN paid the most for the package.  And I'm not surprised that NBC was shut out after the debacle with Charlie Ebersol and the AAAAAAF

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